Who are we

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family

Who we are

Here's the deal, FBC Lakeland cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. FBC is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom.

Where we come from

In 1857, Daniel B. Carroll (James’ son) and James S. Harris (James Carroll’s son-in-law) deeded land for a Missionary Baptist Church, which came to be called Milltown Baptist Church. Trustees to whom the deed was made were James Carroll, James Dobson, James Carroll’s sons, John T. and James H., and James S. Harris. The church, directly north of today’s courthouse, was built of hand-split lumber, with hand sewn sills, and put together with wooden pegs. The ten-inch wide ceiling boards were planed by hand. James M. Baskin is said to have been the builder.

Where we're headed

What's the bottom line? More than ever, FBC is committed to fostering a family built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. Hope in Jesus. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at FBC. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the our church family.


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